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Historical Sites Kent

Historical Sites to See on your Stay in Kent

Kent is known as “The Garden of England” for its beautiful countryside and picturesque scenery. However, there is so much more to Kent than just that. Kent has amazing history and loads of historical sites to see which are a huge hit with tourists who travel for miles to see them.

Dover Castle

Dover Castle

Standing proudly on top of a hill in Dover for over nine centuries, the magnitude and grandeur of the castle will never fail to impress. Dover Castle has history including defending the siege of Prince Louis of France in 1216 to helping defend the coast during two world wars. See upcoming events here.

Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU

Dover Port

Dover Museum

Based in the centre of town this is one of the oldest museums in Kent and has many galleries. Ranging from the new “Bronze Age Boat” gallery to World War galleries, there’s sure to be something of interest for you. See upcoming events here.

Market Square, Dover CT16 1PB

Canterbury Roman Museum

Canterbury Roman Museum

A must-see for enthusiasts of Roman mosaics, the museum provides great insight into the life of Roman Britain. The remains of a Roman town house have beautiful mosaics and artefacts to view and enjoy. See upcoming events here.

Longmarket, 11A Butchery Ln, Canterbury CT1 2JR

Folkestone

Folkestone Leas Cliff Lift

This water-balanced lift, in full working order, takes visitors to the top of the cliff where they can enjoy panoramic views of the English Channel. From here, they can watch one of the world’s busiest shipping channels and on a clear day, the French coastline provides a nice backdrop!

Folkestone Leas Lift, Lower Sandgate Road, Folkestone CT20 1QJ

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

One of the most remarkable buildings in the UK, the Cathedral sits proudly in the centre of Canterbury. Beautifully persevered and with regular services, the Cathedral is as remarkable on the inside as it is on the outside. A major tourist attraction for good reason, this is a must-see on any trip to Kent. See upcoming events here.

Cathedral House, 11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH

Charles Darwin museum

The Home of Charles Darwin

This is far more than just a home. From standing in the study where Darwin wrote his “Origin of Species” book to enjoying the beautifully kept gardens, you get a real feel for the place. For those who like facts and story telling you can enjoy a Sir David Attenborough multimedia tour. See upcoming events here.

Luxted Rd, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JT

Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Featuring miniature steam trains which run along a 13.5-mile track, the smell, sounds and feel of the train give you a real impression of what train travel used to be like. All of this can be experienced along a beautiful stretch featuring medieval churches, lighthouses and unique towns. See upcoming events here.

New Romney Station, 2 Littlestone Rd, Littlestone, New Romney TN28 8PL

Ramsgate Harbour

Ramsgate War Tunnels

Providing shelter for up to 60,000 people, the tunnels were re-opened before the start of WW2. You can now explore the tunnels and hear the stories of those who used and lived in them during the war.

Marina Esplanade, Ramsgate CT11 8LN

Dockyards at Chatham

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Visitors to the dockyard can come and see how many ships were designed and built. You can climb aboard a destroyer, submarine and a sloop and also visit the Ropery, where still to this day, rope is made. See events here.

The Sail & Colour Loft, Church Ln, Chatham ME4 4TE

Battle of Britian

Battle of Britain Memorial

This free to visit memorial is the perfect place for visitors to reflect on the sacrifices made to protect our country. Set atop the White Cliffs of Dover, there are two replica aircraft, spectacular views across the channel and plenty more. See events here.

New Dover Rd, Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone CT18 7JJ

Visiting Western Heights in Dover

Dover Western Heights

Seen as one of the best fortifications in Britain, the heights include forts, ditches, and an impressive grand shaft all designed to protect the country from invasion. As a visitor, you can experience tours of these and on open days, watch re-enactments of historic battles. See events here.

Western Heights Roundabout, Dover CT17 9DW

Contact The Marquis at Alkham

With so much to see and do in Kent, you’re sure to build up and appetite or need a place to rest for the night. Here, at the Marquis, we have a fine dining restaurant and luxury hotel for you to do just that. Based in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we offer great seasonal food and a luxury boutique hotel to stay in afterwards. Winning awards such as the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and being featured in the Michelin Guide and Good Hotel Guide, we’re sure that you’ll love our restaurant and hotel.

Book online using our online booking button, or contact us by phone on 01304 873410 or email at reception@themarquisatalkham.co.uk. We look forward to welcoming you.